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Originally posted by ItsAConspiracy101
you just have not been playing on the hardest difficulties
Originally posted by luciddream
reply to post by Frogs
You are absolutely right, the ratio between hardcore and casual is very big, the casuals are usually 3-4x nowadays compared to Pre-WoW era.
The game developers know that, they try to keep both players happy, but it usually does not work out for hardcore players nowadays because of the majority of the $ is made from casuals. That does not make the developers abandon hardcores because hardcores are the spine of a MMO, who plays the game for years, develop strategy which the casuals use, find out modifiers for attack and magic damage, all the math formulas.
To sum up, Hardcores are a dying breed, today's gaming focuses on new generation of players that wants instant gratification and quick completion.